Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dump Brownies

Everyone has their own way of getting rid of leftovers. This is mine.

For veggies and beans, I make magic rice, aka rice with stuff tossed in it. Any stuff, beans, veggies, meat, spices, voila! Of, if I'm feeling more pasta-ish, pasta surprise. Same thing, minus the rice. But what about sweet leftovers? What to do with all those leftover candy canes?

Welcome to the world of dump brownies. They're literally just brownies with stuff added to them. Any stuff. Ok, maybe not brussel sprouts. Or sardines. Or anything like that. But anything tasty!

Butch smash!
I made these from scratch, from my magic, amazing brownies, but box brownies are tasty too. Don't judge me, I like them. Anyway, these have pecans, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peppermint extract, and candy canes (expertly mashed up by the boyfriend!)

But the real magic here isn't in what you add, but in the amazing brownie recipe. They're easy, super fudgy, and don't require any super fancy ingredients (hey, all those special spices and whatnot add up! I'm on a budget here!)

Fudgy Brownies
From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook

1/2 cup butter
3 oz unswetened chocolate (or 1/2 cup plus 1 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, plus 3 tbs vegetable oil)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda

In a medium saucepan heat and stir butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat until smooth. Set aside to cool. Stir in the sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in vanilla. 
In a small bowl stir together the flour and baking soda. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture; stir just until combined. Spread evenly in a greased 8x8 inch pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Haha Butch cameo!!! Also, these look delish!